Corrections officer called suicidal inmate a ‘crazy n-word,’ Georgia sheriff says

Tanasia Kenney
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A Georgia corrections officer will soon be out of work after allegedly using an anti-Black slur against an inmate.

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said Sunday he intends to fire Officer Gregory Hubert Brown after he called an inmate on suicide watch a “crazy n-word,” according to a department news release.

Brown reportedly made the remark in front of a fellow corrections officer and other inmates at the Clayton County jail.

Hill suspended Brown without pay and said he “will be fired within the next 72 hours by order of the Sheriff in compliance with civil service guideline.”

Few other details about the incident were released but it marks the third time Brown has been fired from a corrections officer position since 2010, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, citing Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council records.

He once worked at the Coweta County Prison but was fired for workplace violence in 2010 after he reportedly shoved and hurled threats at a fellow officer, according to the newspaper. Brown’s second firing came in 2012 when, a case summary said, the then-Clayton County jail officer locked his colleagues in cells with inmates, the AJC reported.